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  •  He fled the country trying to get away with it. (1+ / 0-)
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    jethropalerobber

    Not a smart move.

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 06:12:59 PM PST

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    •  no he didn't. that's nonsense. (2+ / 0-)
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      Matt Z, Onomastic

      he was filming a movie in another country.  he arranged to come home after filming with the irs.  

      A man abstemious, rigidly upright, inflexibly honest, ferociously chaste. A man with every virtue, except humility and human kindness. - Ellis Peters

      by bluefaction on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 06:16:09 PM PST

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      •  Perhaps I was fooled (0+ / 0-)

        by his declaration that he's "a non-resident alien" of the United States, when in reality Snipes has always been a US citizen.

        He's a tax cheat, a serial liar, has filed numerous false returns with the government, and counted on his celebrity to keep him above the law. Three years is a lot less than he could have gotten, the poor thing.

        And you make it sound like he was a day late to the mailbox. Meh.

        "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

        by Bob Love on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 06:52:42 PM PST

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        •  none of that deserves prison time (0+ / 0-)

          what tom delay did, conspiring to fix elections, that deserves prison time and he is going to get pardoned you can bet on it

          but taxes.  really.  taxes.  after a revolutionary war we are still putting people in prison for not giving the government some of the money they earn.  

          answer me this.  WHY is what he did deserving of PRISON?

          A man abstemious, rigidly upright, inflexibly honest, ferociously chaste. A man with every virtue, except humility and human kindness. - Ellis Peters

          by bluefaction on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 07:10:33 PM PST

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          •  PRISON is a punishment for criminal activity. (0+ / 0-)

            WHY should he be immune from the the LAW? How many CAPITALIZED words DO you need TO set aside THE law IN this special case?

            We're not putting people in prison for being too poor to pay taxes, and your attempt to create an equivalence between poorhouses and prisons for criminals is

            complete bullshit.

            We imprison them for cheating on what they owe and lying about it repeatedly.

            "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

            by Bob Love on Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 08:43:09 PM PST

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